Of late, it has seemed as if all bloggers, including us two mouse persons, are busy busy busy and have little time to leave comments. On the other hand, I've been finding more and more of those odd comments where you scratch your head.
"They drying because of snow. Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...'You will never be happy...'"
Because of snow? I say. Most likely this person never read our blog. And I mark that comment as spam without even clicking the link. Some other copy-paste beauties are likely successful in many places. I remember the one complimenting me on the photo of the kitty. Now, probably half the garden blogs I read do have a photo of a kitty somewhere, ours doesn't. More spam.
Then we have the comments that clearly show the person read the post, but a link goes to a business, often I business that I would not want to promote (e.g. lawn maintenance). I realize this is a small business owner trying to manipulate the Google ranking for his/her site, but I call spam spam, and mark the comment as spam (if I see some redeeming value in the business, I might just delete the comment). This, dear small business owner, is going to hurt you with Google ranking, so stop leaving spam comments.
Altogether, it's discouraging to find comments that aren't really comments. So, dear spammers, on the off chance that some of you can read English - I think many of you can't - could you just leave us alone?